Etymology
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underclass (n.)

"subordinate social class," 1894, from under (adj.) + class (n.). A loan-translation of Swedish underklass.

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Definitions of underclass
1
underclass (n.)
the social class lowest in the social hierarchy;
Synonyms: lower class
2
underclass (adj.)
belonging to the lowest and least privileged social stratum;
underclass mothers and children
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